from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Nigh; near; close by (to).
  • prep. Nigh; near.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prep. Nigh.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Nigh; near; close by.
  • Nigh; near.


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  • "What's comin 'anigh' em?" asked the old woman scornfully.

    The Moving Finger A Trotting Christmas Eve at Warwingie Lost! The Loss of the "Vanity" Dick Stanesby's Hutkeeper The Yanyilla Steeplechase A Digger's Christmas

  • And when the woman Ipsukuk is anigh thee, -- she who smeareth her face with molasses, -- do thou smite her likewise, and whosoever else that possesseth flour and cometh to thy hand.


  • To lead the flight two aged guides are we; my care is centred on these boys, while she, I mean Alcmena, clasps her son's daughter in her arms, and bears her for safety within this shrine, for we shrink from letting tender maidens come anigh the crowd or stand as suppliants at the altar.

    The Heracleidae

  • And once again he spake, “A countenance of terror I bore up before all folk, after that I brooded over the heritage of my brother, and on every side did I spout out poison, so that none durst come anigh me, and of no weapon was I adrad, nor ever had I so many men before me, as that I deemed myself not stronger than all; for all men were sore afeard of me.”

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Hodbrod was clad in a byrny, and had his helm on his head; he asked — “What men are anigh, why look ye so wrathful?”

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • And so now, when their hearts are-brought anigh to each other, great cheer they made: then came Grimhild to Gudrun, and spake.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Some foeman draws anigh our host, or thieves maybe, or spies.


  • Now when the sixth hour did be full come, we made a halt in a wise place, and had there our tablets and the water; and afterward, the Maid bid me that I take her unto a warm pool that did be near by, and to ask that I turn from her, but yet to be anigh for her

    The Night Land

  • And I bathed them in a great rock basin of warm water that did be anigh to the place of our eating; and afterward I put the ointment about them very thorough and gentle and for a good while; and so she had some ease and comfort.

    The Night Land

  • And truly, as it did come to my mind, if that the compass did point a little as I did wot it was used to point in the Lesser Redoubt, then, in verity, I was surely come something more anigh to that unknown place of the world than I did dare to believe.

    The Night Land


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